Jodhpur Case

January 30, 2015:  Arms Act (Criminal Case no. 68/2011): The Hon’ble High Court of Judicature for Rajasthan at Jodhpur, has ordered that the Show Cause Notice issued by the Bombay Police to the Accused on September 29, 1999, which is relevant evidence in connection with the validity of the Accused’s arms license, should be exhibited before the Hon’ble Trial Court, and the same should be considered at the time of final arguments in the matter. The final arguments in the matter have commenced on January 29, 2015 and will continue on January 31, 2015.

Accident Case

January 27, 2015: Sessions Case No. 240 of 2013 was listed before Court Room No. 52 presided by His Honor Judge Mr. D. W. Deshpande. The advocates of the Accused appeared. The Special Public Prosecutor appeared on behalf of the State of Maharashtra.

The advocates of the Accused conducted the cross-examination of Dr. Shashikant Pawar. As the session for the day concluded, the cross-examination of Dr. Pawar remained incomplete, and will now be continued on January 31, 2015.

Advocates of the Accused also filed an application seeking exemption of the Accused’s personal appearance for the day and the same was granted.

The Special Public Prosecutor filed a list of further witnesses to be examined by the prosecution and sought for summons to be issued for the same. The said application will be heard on the next date of hearing.

Accident Case

January 22, 2015: Sessions Case No. 240 of 2013 was listed before Court Room No. 52 presided by His Honor Judge Mr. D. W. Deshpande.

The Special Public Prosecutor examined Dr. Shashikant Pawar who was cross-examined by the advocates of the Accused. As the session for the day concluded, the cross-examination of Mr. Pawar remained incomplete and will now be continued on January 27, 2015. The advocates for the Accused also filed an application seeking exemption of the Accused’s personal appearance for the day and the same was granted.

Jodhpur Case

January 16, 2015: State of Rajasthan v. Salman Khan SLP(Crl.) No.5218 of 2014. 

The order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court is available now. The Hon’ble Supreme Court has held that while passing judgement the High Court has not given any finding that if the conviction is not stayed irreparable harm/irreversible consequences or injustice would be caused to Mr. Salman Khan. The Hon’ble Supreme Court has set aside the judgement and order of the Hon’ble High Court of Judicature for Rajasthan and remitted the case to the High Court to decide the matter afresh, stating that it would be open to Mr. Salman Khan to show that if the order of conviction is not stayed it will cause irreversible consequences/injustice to him which cannot be undone if he ultimately succeeds, and it would be open to the State to oppose such prayer on the ground that non-suspension of conviction will not cause any irreversible consequences or injustice, and the same can be undone if he ultimately succeeds.

Jodhpur Case

January 14, 2015: State of Rajasthan v. Salman Khan SLP(Crl.) No.5218 of 2014. 

“The Hon’ble Supreme Court has set aside the order of the Hon’ble High Court of Rajasthan suspending the 5 year conviction against Mr. Salman Khan in the case of alleged hunting of black bucks, and has granted liberty to him to reapply to the Hon’ble High Court of Rajasthan afresh and again seek suspension of the conviction by establishing that irretrievable damage will be caused to Mr. Khan if the conviction is not suspended. While we await the order copy, it seems that the Hon’ble Supreme Court was not satisfied with the reasons that were given by the High Court while passing the earlier order suspending the conviction. However, the sentence passed against Mr. Khan in this case continues to remain suspended, and he already has permission of the High Court to continue fulfilling his professional commitments and travelling within and outside India.”  Anand Desai, Managing Partner, DSK Legal

Accident Case

December 3, 2014: Sessions Case No. 240 of 2013 was listed before His Honor Judge Mr. D. W. Deshpande. My advocates appeared on my behalf. The Special Public Prosecutor appeared on behalf of the State of Maharashtra. A police inspector from Bandra Police Station was present. I was also present in court. 

The Special Public Prosecutor conducted the examination-in-chief of Mr. D. K. Bhalshankar. My advocates filed an application seeking to defer the cross-examination of Mr. Bhalshankar on the ground that without examining Dr. Pawar, who had drawn the blood sample, cross-examining Mr. Bhalshankar would be prejudicial to me and would deny me my right to a fair trial. After hearing arguments of my counsel and the Special Public Prosecutor, His Honour Judge Mr. D. W. Deshpande allowed the application filed by my advocates and deferred the cross examination of Mr. Bhalshankar.

Thereafter, the Special Public Prosecutor examined Mr. Rajendra Keskar who was cross-examined by my advocates. As the session for the day concluded, the cross-examination of Mr. Keskar remained incomplete and will now be continued on December 15, 2014.

Accident Case

November 24, 2014: Sessions Case No. 240 of 2013 was listed before His Honor Judge Mr. D. W. Deshpande. My advocates appeared on my behalf. The Special Public Prosecutor appeared on behalf of the State of Maharashtra. A police inspector from Bandra Police Station was present. 

My advocates filed an application seeking exemption of my personal appearance for the day and the same was granted. My advocates also filed an application seeking directions in respect of furnishing a list of witnesses by the prosecution, prior to their examination.

The Special Public Prosecutor conducted the examination-in-chief of Gurcharan Malhotra and Mr. Mark D’Souza. My advocate cross-examined Mr. Mark D’Souza. The matter is now listed on December 3, 2014 for examination of further witnesses.

Accident Case

November 5, 2014: Sessions Case No. 240 of 2013 was listed before Court Room No. 52 presided by His Honor Judge Mr. D. W. Deshpande. My advocates appeared on my behalf. The Special Public Prosecutor appeared on behalf of the State of Maharashtra. A police inspector from Bandra Police Station were present. 

 The Special Public Prosecutor conducted the examination-in-chief of Salim Majid Patel and Mr. Chikki Sharad Pandey. My advocate cross-examined Mr. Chikki Sharad Pandey who was further re-examined by the Special Public Prosecutor. The matter is now listed on November 24, 2014 for examination of remaining witnesses. My advocates filed an application seeking exemption of my personal appearance for the day and the same was granted.

Jodhpur Case

November 5, 2014: State of Rajasthan v. Salman Khan SLP(Crl.) No.5218 of 2014 was listed  today in the Hon’ble Supreme Court before the bench of Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya and Justice A.K. Goel. My advocates appeared on my behalf. Mr.V. Prakash appeared on behalf of the State of Rajasthan.  

After hearing extensive arguments from both the parties, the Hon’ble Court has reserved the order in State of Rajasthan v. Salman Khan SLP(Crl.) No.5218 of 2014 while directing both parties to file their written submissions, if any, within 3 days.

Accident Case

October 9, 2014: Sessions Case No. 240 of 2013 was listed before Court Room No. 16 presided by His Honor Judge Mr. D. W. Deshpande. My advocates appeared on my behalf. The Special Public Prosecutor appeared on behalf of the State of Maharashtra. A police inspector from Bandra Police Station and the Investigating Officer were present. I was present in court as well. 

 The Special Public Prosecutor conducted the examination-in-chief of Kalpesh Verma and Amin Shaikh and then my advocates cross-examined both the witnesses. The matter is now listed on November 5, 2014 for examination of other witnesses.